Urgent Notice to All Club Secretaries

Please be aware that unless you have correctly completed and returned your club re-affiliation paperwork for 2016, your club will not be insured. We are unable to make any exceptions to this ruling as our underwriters will not accept claims made if the correct paperwork has not been submitted and received at our NSRA offices.

Please note that if you have already submitted your renewal paperwork, your club will be covered by our insurance, providing this is complete and correct. Any slight delay you may experience in receiving confirmation of your renewal is due to the Christmas / New Year break and the resulting volume of work we have to process.

To avoid unnecessary telephone calls and if you have yet to send in your renewal paperwork, please refer to the letter sent to you in October 2015, detailing the relevant forms for completion, the information required and the club renewal fee payable for 2016.

Thank you in advance for your co-operation and understanding during what is for us a very busy time of the year.

If you need another copy of the forms, all 2016 membership forms can be downloaded below:

RCO (pack price - New/Renewal)                 £15 per candidate

YPS Tutor (Scouts) New                               £30 per candidate

YPS Tutor Renewal                                     £15  per candidate

YPS Student New                                    £12.50 per candidate

Club Instructor New/Renewal                       £35 per candidate

Club Coach Instructor New/Renewal          £35 per candidate

County Coach Instructor New/Renewal        £35 per candidate

Regional Coach Instructor New/Renewal      £35 per candidate

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It has been brought to our attention that the Statutory Amendment for the new Firearms Application Form has been signed with a go live date of 31st December 2017. There is a transition period for applications made on the old form.

The cut off date for submissions using the old form is 28th February 2018.

We would advise members to contact their local licensing authority for further information and a copy of the new application form when required.

Due to retirement and expansion, we currently have a number of interesting employment opportunities based at the Lord Roberts Centre, Bisley.

These positions are within a number of different departments in both our Charity and Limited company businesses. We would be interested to hear from potential candidates who feel their skills and experience might match our requirements in any of the following roles:-

  • Lord Roberts Centre - Duty Manager
  • Competitions Department – Competitions Assistant
  • NSRA Shop – Sales Assistant
  • Marketing Communications Department – Two positions
  • General - IT Support / Webmaster

Please enquire in the first instance by e-mail to:

Mrs Dee Fuller: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Further details on these roles can be provided on request.

The NSRA has identified that there is a need to review and probably amend the direction it is taking if it is to guarantee its longevity. A decline in the number of members and affiliated clubs and competition entries has necessitated this review.

The review will be part of a multi stage process throughout 2018 which starts with a series of workshops being held over the weekend of 27/28 January 2018. The Association is asking for individuals to put themselves forward to be part of this first stage review of both the Membership Structure and the Structure of Competitions and Events.

The Summer 2018 Competition Entry Forms have been mailed out with the latest issue of 'On Target' magazine to members and clubs. Associate Members will have received their copy of the entry form with their Winter Newsletter.

The entry forms, and information sheets describing each competition, can also be found below.

The closing date for entries is 14th February 2018.

Please note no entries will be accepted after this date.

Competitions Team
01483 485 540
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Please find below the Summer 2017 Postal Competition results and national rankings.

We would like to thank you all for taking part in our Summer competitions and we wish you a successful Winter season ahead.

Best Wishes

Competitions Team
01483 485 540
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The wait is finally over and the full video from the Roberts Trophy Match verses the USA at Bisley 2017 can be found here ....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YWI_gXQkSX4

As the National Governing Body, the NSRA has a policy in place to not become involved, comment on or reply to personal views or opinions posted on social media and will not respond via social media. However the NSRA will continue to share information on their website, and via our social media when relevant.

Comments on social media represent the personal views of an individual or a group of individuals and these views may not represent the views of the NSRA and may contain nonfactual information, not reflect an accurate picture or be representative of the actual situation.

The Home Office has opened a public consultation on what they consider to be "Offensive and Dangerous Weapons". This includes plans to apply further restrictions on .50 calibre and MARS (Manually Activated Release System) rifles which are currently for target shooting.

The policy intends to remove the availability of these Firearms for civilian use suggesting they may be used for terrorism. The proposed changes will raise them from Section 1 of the Firearms Act where they can be held on a normal Firearms Certificate to Section 5 and so effectively banned.

We are understandably beginning to receive enquiries from NSRA Affiliated Clubs regarding the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) which comes into force on the 28th May 2018.

The detail of the regulation is currently being considered by the NSRA, so that the best advice can be communicated to all members as to the implications and recommended actions required.

Should any member wish to access further information at this stage we recommend the following link:

https://ico.org.uk/for-organisations/data-protection-reform/overview-of-the-gdpr/

 

The 131st International Olympic Committee (IOC) Session in Lima - on proposal of the IOC Executive Board - has confirmed the place of Shooting in the sports programme of the Olympic Games 2024.

The ISSF Press Office confirmed that the IOC and the ISSF will undergo detailed discussion regarding the events programme, athlete quotas and venue planning.

To read the full statement on the ISSF website please click here.

We are aware that following an adjournment debate in Parliament on the use and control of airguns, the Minister for Policing and Fire Service, Nick Hurd has undertaken to review the regulation of air weapons in England and Wales.

The Minister recognises that existing controls on airguns are very robust by International standards. The Minister has confirmed that any new proposals would be put out for consultation with interested parties.

The NSRA through the British Shooting Sports Council would be party to these consultations.

Ken Nash
Vice Chairman
NSRA

Individual Membership WELCOME Offer

The Association has a special discounted price for individuals joining the NSRA for the first time as an Annual or Junior Annual Member, together with a bounty for the new member's club.